Science Fair Project Encyclopedia
Michel Faber (1960- ) is a writer of fiction. He was born in The Hague, The Netherlands, but remembers little of his life in Holland, since he moved to Australia with his family at age 7, and has been living in Scotland since 1993. He writes in English.
His literary debut was a collection of prize-winning short stories called Some Rain Must Fall, published in 1999. His first novel, Under the Skin (2000) was an international hit, shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award. In 2002 his magnum opus The Crimson Petal and the White, a postmodern, Dickensian tale about a prostitute in Victorian London, came out (after he had worked on it for 21 years), and became an international bestseller. Faber has also written two novellas The hundred and ninety-nine steps and The Courage Consort. His publisher is Canongate Press (Edinburgh).
The contents of this article is licensed from www.wikipedia.org under the GNU Free Documentation License. Click here to see the transparent copy and copyright details